Dealing with Upper Cervical Spine Pain? How a Chiropractor Can Help

Upper back pain, also known as upper cervical spine pain, is a fact of life for many people. Upper cervical spine pain tends to increase with age. Luckily, there are a variety of natural chiropractic treatments that have been proven effective in alleviating upper cervical spine pain. At Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, our chiropractor is an expert in treating upper cervical spine pain in a natural way, without the use of medications or painkillers. Read on to learn more about causes and treatments for upper cervical spine pain.

Causes of Upper Cervical Spine Pain

Lifestyle is one of the main causes of upper back pain. Many of us spend time sitting at a desk, leaning forward to look at a computer or tablet screen. This puts our upper back muscles in a constant state of tension and keeps our spines out of alignment. This muscle imbalance then translates into other areas of our lives, leaving us using improper form when exercising or moving through daily activities.

Carrying a heavy purse or a backpack with an uneven load is also a common cause of upper back pain. Moms are especially prone to this type of pain, particularly moms who spend a good deal of their time carrying young kids. Leaning to one side while lifting can cause the spine to become misaligned, which creates pain.

Treatment for Upper Cervical Spine Pain

Luckily, there are many natural treatment options for upper cervical spine pain provided by our chiropractor. Medical massage is an option to loosen up tight fascia and muscle tissue in the upper back. Realigning the spine using gentle chiropractic alignment can help prevent the pain from returning.

At your first appointment, our chiropractor will talk with you about the symptoms you’ve been experiencing. If you are a good candidate for chiropractic treatment, the two of you will work together to develop a care plan to treat your upper cervical spine pain.

Call Our Everett Chiropractor

If you’re dealing with upper cervical spine pain, it’s important that you seek treatment sooner rather than later. Untreated upper cervical spine pain becomes increasingly difficult to treat over time. Call our Everett Chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic at (425) 379-6301 to set up an appointment today. We look forward to helping you and your family with all of your holistic health care and chiropractic care needs.

Types of Chiropractic Adjustment
Depending on your diagnosis, there are seven primary types of adjustments a chiropractor can perform on you. These are:
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